From the Deputies’ Desks

Padbury Deputy News

Book Week

The Padbury campus is celebrating Book Week this week. Don’t forget that children are invited to dress up on Thursday 19th November as a book character. Thank you to Mrs Giltrow, author of BEDTIME, DADDY! for volunteering her time this week to read her wonderful story to the students.

 

 

 

 

 

Exiting Students

Thank you to Year One parents for letting us know what school your child will be exiting to for next year. We are currently sending exit letters to mainstream schools with information about the LDC and suggested strategies to support your child in their new class.

An online Transition Workshop for parents of exiting students will be uploaded onto the school website this term, and parents will be sent the link. This will give you information about how to best support your child in their transition to mainstream.

Year One teachers will meet with parents at exit interviews in week 10. Teachers will organise the date and time for your meeting with you.  

New Transportable Building

You may have noticed a new building near the Padbury staff carpark. This is additional office space for the LDC. Our main office is still the point of contact for parents and students. Our Kindy class are learning about transport this term and enjoyed watching the trucks and crane install the new building and footpath.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NAIDOC Week

Thank you to Ms Danika and Ms Slater for the wonderful Art incursion for NAIDOC week. This year’s NAIDOC Week theme was Always Was, Always Will Be, recognising that First Nations people have occupied and cared for this continent for over 65,000 years. Ms Danika and Ms Slater shared their knowledge of the six Noongar seasons: Birak, Bunuru, Djeran, Makuru, Djilba and Kambarang. Students painted on canvas to create six large paintings depicting the seasons. The colourful art will be displayed around the school.

 

 

 

   

Mrs Sarah Arnatt

Deputy Principal- Padbury Campus

 

Poseidon and Quinns Beach Deputy News

It has been a very busy term with lots happening. The water fun day was a great success. Lots of people have sent their money in already which is great. There is still time to get yours in if you have not done so already. The Scitech excursion for the year one children at both Poseidon and Quinns is coming up soon. I know the children will have a fantastic time and learn a lot about our planet as well as explore the general Scitech interactive display.

I have seen some fabulous written work from the children in year one at Quinns. They are generating their own stories and putting so much effort into their written work. The teachers are so proud of them and the children are proud of themselves too.

The year is coming to an end very quickly and before we know it, we will be in the last week of school. Some year one children have been spending a little bit of time at their new schools which has been lovely. It can be a bit daunting for some, so this may be helpful to reduce any anxiety about moving. Another good idea is to go to the new school on the weekend and if possible have a walk around and familiarise your child with the campus. Some schools have fences which would make that a bit difficult, but a walk around the outside is ok too.

Ms Catherine Regan

Deputy Principal – Poseidon and Quinns Beach Campuses

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East Hamersley Deputy News

Thank you to the East Hamersley P&C for hosting morning tea in their staff room on Tuesday AM, some of the LDC parents attended for coffee, cake, and a chat. Glad you had a lovely time.

There is a Halloween disco on Friday 30th October, please purchase your tickets from the East Hamersley PS Office.

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Padbury Deputy News

The students have settled into term four well, and it is great to see the growing independence of the children since the beginning of the year. As the weather is warming up, please ensure that your child has a hat and drink bottle of water at school each day. We are fortunate that we have many wonderful shady play spaces at the Padbury campus, however we still need to ensure that we are ‘sun smart’ at all times.

On Friday 16th October the LDC celebrated DLD Awareness Day. It was great that staff and students were able to support this day by wearing purple and yellow to school, to help raise awareness for children and adults with Developmental Language Disorder.

I would like to remind parents that NAIDOC week is in week 5, and Book Week for our campus is in week 6.

Students are looking forward the NAIDOC Art incursion on Tuesday 10th November, and the Book Week dress up day on Thursday 19th November.

The LDC has been allocated a transportable building for extra office space, which will be sited between the staff carpark and the LDC Kindy demountable. The installation of this building will take place between Thursday 29th October and Friday 13th November (inclusive).

Some of our year one students will be attending transition days at their new school (this is an option for all exiting students). Our recommendation is one day a week for weeks 6 to 9 – preferably Tuesdays for year ones. Parents are to contact the mainstream school to arrange a convenient time to talk with admin staff to schedule transition day dates and times. Please inform your child’s teacher if your child will be attending transition days later this term.

Mrs Sarah Arnatt

Deputy Principal- Padbury Campus

Poseidon and Quinns Beach Deputy News

There are lots of exciting events coming up at the Poseidon campus. The Water Fun Day and Obstacle is happening on Friday 13th November. You should have received your sponsor forms so please get as many sponsors as you can. Monies raised will go towards much needed improved playground equipment across the school. There will be a maximum of 25 laps and should be a fantastic day.

The Twilight Picnic with Food Trucks is planned for Friday 20th November and will be held on the oval at the Poseidon campus from 5:00 to 8:30pm. The P and C are organising this event for all families and there are some fun activities planned such as dancing and music and bouncy castles. There will be stalls run by the year 3 – 6 students with things such as ‘Guess the lollies in the jar’ and a small plant stall. Please support the school and invite your family and friends to join in Poseidon PS for the Twilight Picnic.

The year 1 students at both Quinns and Poseidon will be heading off to Scitech later this term and I know they will have a blast. Scitech is so much fun and the children will be heading into the Planetarium as well as spending time in the general exhibition area. I hope I get to go along!

What a busy and crazy year it has been. There is still lots to get through such as assemblies and class performances. Keep an eye out for any notes and information about upcoming events and we hope to see you there.

Ms Catherine Regan

Deputy Principal – Poseidon and Quinns Beach Campuses

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East Hamersley Deputy News

I haven’t as yet congratulated all our Pre-Primary and Year 1 students on their wonderful participation and behaviour at the school sports carnival. It was also fantastic to see so many parents cheering on our children. I had several members of the East Hamersley mainstream staff comment to me on how fantastic the LDC students’ manners were at the carnival. This made me feel extremely proud of all the children and the teachers. Well done!

A reminder that case conferences will be held in the Outreach building ‘C’ block on Thursday 17th and Friday 18th of September for Pre-Primary and the 21st Sept for Kindy parents. Chairs will be placed outside the double doors so that parents have a place to sit before their allocated meeting time. We are looking forward to seeing everyone.

Year 1 exit interviews will be held towards the end of next term; these meetings are a short 10-15 discussion about the exit letters that go to your child’s mainstream school in term 4.

If your child has come home and told you about a ‘Bank Book’ that I have given them, well this is true. Every time one of the students is sent to me for great work, they receive money stamps in their personal bank book. Through this they are learning how to count in dollars, and we have discussed how to save/spend money. I have a little shop set up in my office and when the students have saved up to $10, they can then choose to either spend it at the shop or save this money for a more expensive item. It is rather exciting for them and I have found out very quickly the savers and the spenders.

Mrs Deborah Silverlock

Deputy Principal – East Hamersley

Padbury Deputy News

Pre-primary and Kindy teachers are currently meeting with parents/carers at case conferences. This is an important opportunity for the teacher to speak with you about your child’s progress and levels of achievement. Please ensure that you attend this meeting at your allocated time. Myself or Mrs Priestley will attend the case conference along with the teacher. We look forward to meeting with you. Please note that the year one case conferences will be next term.

Students had a great time at the Athletics Carnival last week. I would like to commend students on their positive participation in all events at the carnival. Staff are so proud of their efforts. It is disappointing that families could not attend and we thank you for your understanding of this. Check Class Dojo for some photos from the day, if you haven’t done so already.

Students have been enjoying their weekly Edu-Dance lessons and have been participating with enthusiasm. Classes are looking forward to their Edu-Dance performance on Monday 21st September. Please see your child’s teacher if you have any questions about the costume requirements. The concert will be videoed for parents to watch on Dojo.

I would like to remind parents that I am available in the school office if you wish to contact me with any queries or concerns. My work days are Mon-Thurs. I hope all families enjoy the upcoming school holiday break and warmer weather.

Mrs Sarah Arnatt

Deputy Principal- Padbury Campus

Poseidon and Quinns Beach Deputy News

It has been super busy across Quinns and Poseidon this term. Firstly, Book Week happened at Quinns. It was a great week with an artist painting a picture of a scene in Charlotte’s Webb in front of the whole school while the chapter was being read out. Talk about under pressure! We had a book character parade and wow, a great deal of effort was put into the costumes. All the children looked amazing and there were some really creative outfits. All the teachers looked amazing too, none of them can resist a dress up day! Poseidon will be having their Book Week from 21st to 25th September. I am looking forward to that.

Both Quinns and Poseidon had their sports carnivals on the same day this term, and this year I helped out at Poseidon. The weather was perfect, and the children had a lot of fun. The teachers and children practised very hard over the term on all the team games, and I know they all did really well on the day. Several of our children have also been invited to participate in the interschool running races. Well done to those students! I know the day was super busy for the children and I am sure they all slept well that night. I know I did.

I have really enjoyed sitting in on case conferences over the last week, it is wonderful to hear all about how the children are going. Thank you to Sarah Armstead for helping me run these up at Quinns.

Have an enjoyable holiday and I hope you get to see some of our beautiful state. See you next term.

Deputy Principal – Poseidon and Quinns Beach Campuses

Ms Catherine Regan

Deputy Principal’s News

Padbury Deputy News

Case conferences for Kindergarten and Pre-primary students will take place in weeks 8 to 10 of this term.  Year one case conferences will be at the end of the year. Parents/Carers of Kindy and Pre-primary students will have received a letter with the case conference date and time.  The case conference is an important opportunity for you to meet with your child’s teacher to discuss your child’s progress so far this year. Please ensure you make the 30-minute time-slot available so that you can attend this meeting.

We have had a few “special days” at school this month. Pre-primary and Year One students looked wonderful dressed up as their 100-year-old selves to celebrate 100 days of school. On 4th and 5th August the classes celebrated National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day. Students participated in activities including art, music and stories to learn about cultural traditions and promote celebration, respect and recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children. National Science Week was last week. Students enjoyed an afternoon of hands-on activities learning Science concepts and skills.

The Athletics Carnival will take place next Wednesday 2nd September (weather permitting). Please ensure your child has their coloured faction shirt, hat and water bottle. Classes have been busy practising the sprints and group games. It is disappointing that parents are unable to attend, due to restrictions in Phase 4, and we thank families for your understanding. Teachers will put some photos on Dojo for parents.

Mrs Sarah Arnatt

Deputy Principal- Padbury Campus

Poseidon and Quinns Beach Deputy News

The children at Quinns Beach had a fantastic week celebrating Book Week. There were lots of activities around stories including a visualisation of a text, an artist painting a scene from Charlotte’s Web while the children watched on and a fantastic Book Week parade. I was super impressed with some of the costumes, particularly the ones made by some very creative mums and dads. Well done to those who won a book prize for their costume.

Both Quinns Beach and Poseidon have their Sports Carnival on Friday 4th September. Parents and carers are welcome to come along and support their child and team. Just keep that social distancing in mind and do the right thing. Coloured hair and clothes are always an added bonus so get that hair spray out! Teachers will be giving you some more information about the participation of each year level so keep an eye out for that. It should be a fun day for all.

I look forward to meeting with you to discuss your child’s progress at the case conferences coming up later this term.

Deputy Principal – Poseidon and Quinns Beach Campuses

Ms Catherine Regan